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Survey: Greek Men More Often Victims of Domestic Violence than Women!

Poverty, unemployment and insecurity bring Greece in the first place among eight European countries with regard to physical and psychological violence between couples. These data are derived from a survey among citizens of Spain, Hungary, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Portugal and Greece. According to the survey,  «the rates of both physical …

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Athens: How will Public Transport Operate on General Strike, Dec 1/11

The majority of public transport means will launch work stoppages during the general strike on December 1st 2011 in order to facilitate people to join the protests. Here are the details how the public transport will operate: Metro will operate as usual. But not until/ from the Airport. IT will …

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Life is Boring without Papandreou…

I have to admit it! Journalist-Life is boring without George Papandreou. We miss his erratic and flaky decisions, his talent for stirring up things and his famous verbal slip-ups. However as leader of PASOK and president of Socialist International he is still a welcome guest in international meetings and political parties …

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Beware! New Fraud Tricks Per SMS!

This seems to be the new fraud trick. They send SMS claiming you have won Millions and Millions in Lottery wins and they try to steal your personal data. A practice similar to the Nigeria spams through e-mails. Now the Department of Cyber Crime Unit of the Greek Police has …

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Guest Post: A Very European Financial Coup d’état

Our KTG-friend Cheshire Cat just submitted his latest post of ” A Very European Financial Coup d’état”. To tell you the truth, I’m glad to see more and more people speaking of a Coup d’ Etat triggered by the markets and facilitated by the inability of the EU leaders to cope …

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Belgians Show Solidarity and Dress “Manneken Pis” With a Greek Costume

Debt-ridden belgians decided to show solidarity with broke Greeks and passed the famous Brussels landmark “Manneken Pis” a traditional Greek costume. The naked “Little Man Peeing” into the fountain basin got dressed with the costume of Evzonos or Tsolias, the unique traditional Greek costume with a kilt-like garnment. The Manneken Pis …

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German BILD Wins “Europe Thistle” For Anti-Greek Reporting

An English  “Thistle” may be a German “Distel” but in Greek it is a modest “γαϊδουράγκαθο”, which translates into a  “donkey’s thorn”…. On of Greece’s biggest “fans”, populist and yellow-press BILD newspaper got an award over the weekend. The “Europe Thistle”, a award handed out by the EUD (Europe-Union Deutschland) for …

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Greek Statistics Criminal Probe – ELSTAT Chief to Testify

We in Greece are used to read and write about cases dragged from week to week, from month to month and from year to year. Such a case is the allegedly falsified budget deficit of 2009, that was apparently revised upwards in order to force Greece to take harsh austerity measures. Last September …

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Junta-Supporters in the Greek Military Academy

An uproar has been caused in Greece after the discovery ‘junta droplets*” (so the Greek press) in the Military Academy “Evelpidon”. In an unprecedented incident that took place on November 17th 2011, the chief of students of the 4th year, ordered  his co-students to sing the Hymn of 21st April 1967, the song …

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Thousands Greek Jobless To Pay “Solidarity Tax” for …Jobless

Thousands of Greek jobless will have to pay ‘solidarity tax” as the law provides that even if they have worked one single day during the current year, they cannot be considered as ‘jobless’ for the genius minds of the national Finance Ministry. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the jobless will have to pay the so-called …

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“Biker of the World” Starts 3-Year Journey Around Europe

“Biker of the World”, Grigoris Verroiotis starts his three-year journey around Europe today. From the City Hall of Thessaloniki to Stockholm, and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, through the Balkans and  western Europe, Verroiotis will cycle on his solar bicycle  60,000 kilometers and bring his message of Cooperation, Dialogue …

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Athens: Metro, Urban Train & Tram Work Stoppages, Nov 26-27/11

WOW! That’s a new practice! Strike over the weekend. Drivers at the Metro, the urban train HSAP and the Tram will launch work stoppages over the weekend November 26/27, 2011. On Saturday, Nov 26/11,  HSAP and Metro will be on hold from 10 pm until end of the swift, the Tram from 00:00 …

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